At least ten Norwegian top leaders have been exposed to espionage attacks, according to the National Security Authority (NorCERT). It is feared that state secrets may end up in the wrong hands.
Espionage attempts against Norwegian key personnel have become more sophisticated, according to NorCert (Norwegian Computer Emergency Response Team) which coordinates preventative work and responses against IT security breaches aimed at vital infrastructure in Norway.
The number of cases handled by NorCERT have trebled over the past four years, according to its latest report.
– People are naive. Top leaders and key personnel are in the posession of sensitive information which is of interest to others, says NorCERT CEO Erlend Løkken to public broadcaster NRK.